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How to pray when you want to quit

  Lord God, Thank you for your patience, grace, and love for me as I struggle through life, making the same mistakes, de-valuing my calling, and giving up on what you've told me to do because it's so difficult. Lord, I want to persevere . I want to endure. Build my faith and trust in you because of who you are, not because I try harder to trust you. You have always been faithful and good to me. I can trust you even when life is hard. Holy Spirit, speak encouragement to me, and help me listen and absorb the truth you're saying. I will not quit because I can't predict the end of something. I will not quit because I'm afraid to fail. I will not quit because I'm afraid to succeed, to hold more responsibility, or afraid to bear the weight of your will for my life. I will trust . I will obey . I will endure and sow faith into my life. You will show yourself faithful in return,  just as you always have. I love you. In Jesus' powerful name, Amen. Galatians 6:8

A quick prayer for busy people

Lord, Give me energy . I have a lot to do. Help me prioritize . I have a lot to do. Give me awareness of my surroundings. I have a lot to do, which means I may ignore or accidentally hurt people. Keep me from hurting people in my quest to do good. (You know I have a lot to do.) Soften my spirit. The things I have to do are not nearly as important as the people I'll pass along the way. Give me compassion while I'm busy . You know I want to get things done, but I want to help people, too. Okay, you can have my day. I'll only do what you tell me and help the people you bring to mind. Ho-hum. I was going to do a lot today. But now I guess I'll focus on the kingdom of heaven instead. You can't check that off a list, but it's good stuff, anyway. In Jesus' name, Amen. "Keep yourself in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some, have compassion, making a difference.

Help me prioritize

Lord, Help me prioritize. My work is piling up. I have so many projects, pressures, and demands. At work and home, the list is endless. I've missed some family time. I haven't exercised. My devotional life is poor. Friends are waiting for lunches. I'm like Martha-- worried and upset about many things. Few things are needed-- or indeed only one. Help me see You in order to choose You. Instead of asking You to point me toward the priority that I should do first, I want to make You the priority. Help me to chose what cannot be taken away. First You. Only You. I choose You. In Jesus' beautiful name, Amen. Luke 10:40-42

A prayer at work

Dear Lord, Please get me through this work day. I am tired. I am uninterested in my work. I'm grateful, yes, but I want to be done. Thank you for providing me this opportunity, but please help it end quickly. Amen. P.S. I really am thankful, but You remember "I'm dust," right? "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust." (Psalm 103:13-14) image by  Carlos Sardá